• Brian Henderson-Sellers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 25)


The problem of predicting plume rise (and subsequently ground level concentrations) from a single source has been illustrated here by a comparison of the integral plume rise and dispersion model (U.S.P.R.) with several data sources. One advantage of this formulation is that it allows the simulation to incorporate the effects of continuously variable stratification, including inversion layers, meteorological characteristics etc. which empirical formulae for plume rise in general cannot include in any realistic fashion. Furthermore, it permits a simulation from source to sink without recourse to any empirical concatenation of separate plume rise and dispersion models.


Dispersion Model Electric Power Research Institute Plume Model Variable Stratification Empirical Concatenation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Henderson-Sellers
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  1. 1.Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SalfordSalfordEngland

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